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Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari met at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland, and parted company immediately.

They went their separate ways, performing in circuses and cabarets in far away countries, without seeing each other for years.

Then one day, in 2004, Simone contacted Camilla to stand-in for his usual acrobatic partner who had run away from him, and thus they met again.

It did not take long…

To their surprise they discovered the artistic and human complicity that is born through their particular way of working together, creating the repertoire with which they ran away from the circus they were in, struck out alone, and continue to travel the world, this time together.

In 2008 Valerio Fassari, theatre artist, musician and good friend, joined the company as outside-eye and technical director during its participation that year in major international circus festivals, and has stayed ever since. With Valerio, Camilla and Simone deepened the theatrical dimensions of what they knew of clown performance, bringing together theatre, circus, and the characters they had created.

In 2010 director Louis Spagna completed the Company’s first full-length work, Pss Pss, a show gleefully received and acclaimed all over the world; France, Great Britain, Brazil, Egypt, Guyana, Turkey, Polynesia, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Romania, Chili, La Reunion, America, South America and counting …

Pss Pss has also been shown at The London International Mime Festival 2011, was a sell-out show at Avignon Festival France 2011, 2013, 2015 and also at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and 2016. 

A new show premiered on 17th January 2018. It’s called Oh Oh.

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